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Out of the Cults and Into the Church
     

Out of the Cults and Into the Church

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by Janis Hutchinson
 
Based upon her own experience in Mormonism and those of others, the author presents the difficulties and special challenges ex-cultists face when leaving their tightly structured religious community and unique doctrines and entering an orthodox Christian church. Drawing upon the composite experiences of former cult members from the Mormon Church, Unification Church,

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Based upon her own experience in Mormonism and those of others, the author presents the difficulties and special challenges ex-cultists face when leaving their tightly structured religious community and unique doctrines and entering an orthodox Christian church. Drawing upon the composite experiences of former cult members from the Mormon Church, Unification Church, Hare Krishnas and others, she explains the emotional trauma and difficult questions faced by all who have left cults. Offering a one-of-a-kind counseling tool, the book offers practical, non-technical, suggestions for pastors, counselors and friends seeking to help and encourage ex-cultists through the difficult times of post-conversion stress.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Ronald Enroth, Professor of Sociology, Westmont College
“. . . an important addition to the Christian literature on the topic of cultism. It presents a candid and often neglected focus on the problems faced by people coming out of cults. . . . What particularly appeals to me as an academic is the way in which her readable style is informed by not only the popular but the professional literature on the topic of cults.”
Ed President, Saints Alive in Jesus
“I consider this to be one of the most important books ever written for the church. . . . You, your pastors, and every ex-cultist you know needs to read it.”
Dr. C. Richard Wells, Associate Professor of Divinity, Samford University
“The author’s use of stories makes for an engaging read. Her first-hand experience gives the book an undeniable air of authenticity, and most importantly, the book fills an enormous gap in evangelical cult literature, namely the growth needs of the cult member who comes to faith in Christ. . . . Her list of resources for ministry with cult members is one of the best I have seen. . . . Hutchinson’s book will be required reading for my course on the cults.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014597470
Publisher:
Janis Hutchinson, Cross and Pen Ministries
Publication date:
07/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
709 KB

Meet the Author

During the latter part of Janis Hutchinson’s thirty-six years in the Mormon Church, she joined the underground system of Mormon fundamentalism, a movement that strives to maintain the original teachings of Mormonism. While participating in this underground movement, she was caught secretly attending a Christian church.
Accused of worshipping at the “altar of Baal,” she was held against her will for several months and pressured to repent and renounce the Christian Jesus. She refused and nearly lost her life in the process. With God’s help, she escaped and later received Christ.
Janis is deeply committed to helping established Christians acquire understanding and sensitivity to the problems of former cult members, which often persist for three to eight years after they come to Christ. Her desire is to aid Christians in grasping the full extent of their witnessing responsibility.

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Out of the Cults and into the Church 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 This book would be extremely helpful for anyone who has been a member of a Cult, for those who minister to ex-cultists, pastors, and counselors.   I found it to be highly educational and it focuses on the feelings and experiences of those who have been members of cults.   Some of the terminology may be a bit above the average reader's comprehension level.  It is written in story form and contains many conversations which take place between a group of folks who gather to support each other through the process of joining a Christian church after leaving a cult.   I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.